Flower festivals are held all over the world every year — this is a real celebration of flowers, gathering a huge number of spectators and participants. among the many flower parades, we have chosen the 10 most popular from different parts of the world, which we will tell you about in this selection
This is the largest and grandest flower show in Europe. Translated from Dutch, this word means — Flower Parade. Blumenkorso takes place in early September, on its first Sunday, in many cities in the Netherlands and Belgium. Especially for this show, huge platforms with bizarre flower figures are created that roam the streets and delight a large audience.
2. The Battle of the Flowers in Jersey
An annual carnival held in Jersey on the second Thursday of August. There is always a lot of music, fairs, dances and, of course, flowers. All this flower riot ends with a big firework
3. Spalding flower parade
This flower festival was founded in 1935 as a celebration of the anniversary of King George V and Queen Mary. Initially, only tulips were used here, which were in abundance at that time. In subsequent years, interest in this event increased significantly, and the festival itself stretched over the whole week. A special 25 km walk and tour was organized to showcase the beauty of tulips in the fields of the best producers
4. Genzano Infiorata Festival
Every year, in June, local artists cover the entire Belardo street with a carpet of amazing flowers. For more than two centuries, since 1778, this stunning display of art has been the pride of Genzano artists. The masters are given a specific topic to work on, for example, paintings by Michelangelo or projects by Bernini. The carpet of flowers pleases the eye for several days, after which it is destroyed by local schoolchildren, which is also a tradition and part of the ritual
5. Brussels Floral Carpet
We have already written about this wonderful festival in a separate article. The Brussels Flower Carpet is a special event that takes place every two years. A huge carpet of flowers is laid out on the main square of Brussels in front of the city hall. The festivities begin on the evening of August 12, and the flowers themselves are available to viewers until August 15
6. Batalha de flores in Valencia
The festival begins with a lavish parade of huge, oddly shaped floats adorned with all sorts of flowers. After these platforms make several circles, spectators and participants begin to throw flowers at each other and the so-called battle of flowers begins, for which this parade is organized. Girls are even allowed to use tennis rackets to defend themselves from attack.
7. Battaglia di Fiori in Ventimiglia
This flower battle is held every two years in the Italian town of Ventimiglia. This festival is a celebration of spring. All communities in the city compete to create the most colorful platform, which will be judged by the audience during the festival. The platforms are almost entirely made of flowers and each can take up to 80,000 flowers.
8. Flower Festival in Medellin, Colombia
This world famous festival includes many different celebrations. The first festival here was held on May 1, 1957 and lasted for 5 days. This parade symbolizes the abolition of slavery, when instead of color people carried heavy loads on their backs.
9 Pasadena Rose Parade
The first rose parade in Pasadena was held on January 1, 1890, as part of the New Year celebrations and has become a tradition ever since. Hundreds of thousands of spectators visit it every year, and the procession itself is shown on many television channels in the United States.
ten . Chiang Mai Flower Festival
The Chiang Mai Flower Festival takes place on the first weekend of February. At this time of the year, flowers bloom and fragrant in all public places. Everywhere you can see thousands of white and yellow chrysanthemums and damask roses, pink and crimson orchids and many other flowers. The center of the festival is the city garden in the southwestern part of the city
As an addition, I advise you to also read about the ball of chrysanthemums, which is held every year in the Crimea, in the Nikitsky Botanical Garden